Friday, November 27, 2009

2008: LA River, 5 Freeway

Photo: Atwater Village Newbie, 2008. Hyperion Bridge crosses the LA River at Glendale Blvd. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Compare with yesterday's 1953 Clarence Inman photo. In the above photo, the big vacant lot in the foreground is the former site of Monte Sano Hospital. The bridge footings (the piers extending into the river, south of the Hyperion Bridge) for the Red Car Trolley are still in place in the river.

Since the early 1990's, the Army Corps of Engineers allowed the trees to grow in the the river as a restoration of riparian habitat in our section of the LA River, also known as the Glendale Narrows.

Also worth comparing with the 1953 photo, is the 5 Freeway corridor between the river and Griffith Park.

Related Links:
Clarence Inman Photo Collection
Atwater Village Newbie's aerial LA River photos
Atwater Village Newbie's Red Car Project
Atwater Village Newbie